(IRNA) - Visiting Iranian Education Minister Mahmoud Farshidi conferred with Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov in the capital of Dushanbe on matters of mutual concern.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the minister said that he conveyed the warm and sincere greetings from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to his Tajik counterpart.
More extensive convergence between the two countries in the fields of education, culture and art was on the agenda of talks at the meeting, reports Trend.
For his part, the Tajik president pointed to the need for exchanging scientific delegations between the Iran and Tajikistan, exchange of students and experiences of both sides in the field of training as well as information technology.
Farshidi said that President Rakhmonov underlined that the projects included in the memorandum of understanding signed earlier should be implemented.
"One of the fields of cooperation on which the presidents of the two countries had reached agreement in their earlier meetings was establishment of an international school in the city of Dushanbe," he said.
The Iranian minister hoped that with the cooperation of Tajik officials, preliminary grounds will be created for establishing such a school.
Iranian education minister heading a cultural-educational delegation left for Dushanbe Tuesday morning on a four-day official visit.
The Muslim country of Tajikistan with a population of seven million is the only Persian-speaking Central Asian state.
Farshidi's visit, which is taking place at the official invitation of his Tajik counterpart, aims to find avenues for expansion of Iran's scientific and educational cooperation with Central Asian countries, Tajikistan in particular.
Establishment of an Iranian educational center and promotion of Persian language among the Tajik people will be on top of the agenda of talks during his meeting with senior Tajik officials.